Take a look at the history of sequestration from its first use in the 1980s to today’s cuts.
Republicans and Democrats crafted a scaled-down compromise that let the Bush-era tax cuts expire for those making more than $400,000 a year and become permanent for Americans making less. It also delayed spending cuts two months, to March 1.
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